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  • Buoyant market supports strong GSSS bond fund performance in 2020

    09 March 2021

    Building on a strong performance in 2019, green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bond funds delivered a healthy performance in 2020 as fixed income markets were boosted by low interest rates. Ahren Lester reports

  • Green bond comment, March: Are green bond investors overly cautious about sustainability-linked bonds?

    03 March 2021

    Interest in sustainability-linked bonds among investors has continued to grow, but green bond-focused investors have offered a more cautious reception to the innovative instruments, says Ahren Lester

  • NNIP joins Axa IM in ditching State Bank of India green bonds

    17 December 2020

    NN IP's green bond portfolios have joined AXA Investment Managers in selling green bonds issued by State Bank of India (SBI) in protest about reports it is planning to support the construction of a giant coal mine.

  • CLP criticised for transition bond framework targeting natural gas

    15 June 2020

    Hong-Kong based power company CLP Group has faced criticism for publishing a revised transition bond framework that still includes the construction of natural gas-fired power plants.

  • Long-term market remains supportive for green bonds

    09 April 2020

    The coronavirus market turmoil may lead to an additional boost to green bond demand, NN Investment Partners said, despite prices suffering alongside their conventional equivalents in the short term.

  • Boom time for green bond funds

    04 March 2020

    Green bond funds reported sizeable assets growth in 2019, Ahren Lester explains, as the green bond market benefitted from rising market credibility and the arrival of ubiquitous corporate names.

  • NN launches corporate green bond fund

    03 March 2020

    NN Investment Partners has launched a corporate green bond fund amid significant growth in the level of issuance from companies in 2019.

  • NNIP's green bond fund passes €1bn, up from €557m last year

    10 September 2019

    NN Investment Partners' (NNIP) green bond fund has exceeded €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in assets under management (AuM)

  • Green bond comment, May 2019

    01 May 2019

    The big debate on transition bonds and a strong start to the market in 2019

  • NNIP launches short-duration green bond fund

    01 April 2019

    NN Investment Partners (NNIP) has launched a short-duration green bond fund.